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A proposed merger of two authorities to create a new West Suffolk Council has the support of local residents and businesses, according to a new report.

John Griffiths

An unsung hero from Bury St Edmunds who works tirelessly for her community has been recognised with a special award.

Bury St Edmunds

A new official tourism brand for Bury St Edmunds, which has already secured more than £300,000 in funding, has been launched in a bid to boost visitor numbers and overnight stays in the town.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council

A six week campaign to encourage anybody who uses Bury St Edmunds town centre to help shape its future, has finished.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council

Thousands of women and children descended on Bury St Edmunds for the Girls Big Night Out hospice fundraiser, lighting up the streets with their bunny ears as they walked through the town.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council

Residents, visitors and shoppers have been having their say on the future of Bury St Edmunds as the half-way point of the consultation on the town’s draft masterplan approaches.

Mark Cordell

CThe consultation on the creation of a single council for west Suffolk - a propoal that could save £800,000 - finishes at the end of this month.

John Griffiths

Touted one of the most popular and thriving markets in the country, traders at the Bury St Edmunds traditional provisions market are starting to feel the pinch, it has been claimed.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council

Plans for a McDonald’s drive-thru restaurant on the edge of a residential area in Bury St Edmunds have been rejected by council officers.

Trevor Beckwith

The number of tour guides in Bury St Edmunds has more than doubled following the recruitment of 13 new green badge volunteers.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council

A legal dispute over “12 inches of land” has halted construction of a “vital” £15miilion Bury St Edmunds relief road, it has been claimed.

Suffolk County Council

A multi-million pound blueprint for Bury St Edmunds, with a pedestrianised historic centre at its core, has been revealed.

Ram Meadow

The sight of caravans at Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds, prompted concerns that an encampment of travellers who left last week had returned.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council

The travellers who set up camp on the popular Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds have left after a week’s stay.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council

The decision on a controversial new waste hub on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds has been delayed again after councillors failed to reach an agreement following a specially convened four-hour meeting.

Paul Hopfensperger

Extra volunteers and a last minute rerouting meant Parkrun went ahead this morning, despite travellers setting up camp on the usual Nowton Park Bury St Edmunds route.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council

Several caravans have appeared on Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds, after camping the previous day on Ram Meadow car park.

Suffolk police

A bustling food and drink showcase event with live music and children’s entertainment will take place in Bury St Edmunds this week.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council

From dangerous crossings to confusing part-time pedestrian zones, disability groups have identified a range of issues that could be improved in Bury St Edmunds.

Abbey Gardens

Patients are set to benefit from a £1.5million project to bring new cardiac services to West Suffolk Hospital.

Ipswich Hospital

Patients are set to benefit from a £1.5million project to bring new cardiac services to West Suffolk Hospital.

Ipswich Hospital

Two new low-cost retail stores are coming to Bury St Edmunds, as a long redundant site is brought back into use.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council

Schools in west Suffolk are working to promote local markets in the area with several projects from puppetry to posters.

Angel Hill

With a highly influential and well-funded mayor on their doorstep, two west Suffolk councils are planning to merge in a bid to ensure they are not left behind.

John Griffiths

Nowton Park will not be damaged by the construction of a new three-storey nursing home, says the company behind the plan, after a government inspector overturned St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s decision to refuse the proposal last year.

West Suffolk Hospital

Finding the body of St Edmund beneath tennis courts in Bury’s Abbey Gardens could see a surge in tourists similar to that experienced by Leicester after the discovery of Richard III’s remains under a car park.

Abbey Gardens

Forget the king under the car park, Bury St Edmunds could be about to find out if Saxon king and town namesake Saint Edmund is buried under a tennis court.

Robert Everitt

Tougher penalties to tackle littering have been welcomed as new figures show the cost of clearing up rubbish in St Edmundsbury has soared to £1.4million.

Jo Churchill

A countryside setting on the edge of Bury St Edmunds’ Moreton Hall estate is not a suitable location for a McDonald’s drive-thru restaurant, planning officers have said.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council

McDonald’s has suffered a setback in its plans for a new restaurant at Moreton Hall, after Suffolk County Council recommended the plan was refused.

Suffolk County Council

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